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Writers' Trust Gala

November 7, 2017

Miriam Toews accepts the $50,000 Writers' Trust Fellowship at the 2016 gala

The Writers’ Trust Gala will bring the business and arts communities together in support of Canadian writers and writing on November 7 at The Ritz-Carlton in Toronto. One of the most anticipated and prestigious events of the year, the gala boasts a lively, literary energy unlike any other fundraiser in the city.

The gala is brought to life by dynamic dinner guests, including a Canadian writer at every table. Past guest authors include such luminaries as Margaret Atwood, Miriam Toews, Emma Donoghue, Anne Michaels, Adrienne Clarkson, Noah Richler, Ann-Marie MacDonald, and Lawrence Hill. 

The highlight of the evening is the presentation of the $50,000 Writers Trust Fellowship, part of a three-year plan to award $150,000 to Canadian writers in celebration of the upcoming sesquicentennial. 

Host: Steve Patterson

Bonnie Brooks and Lynda Reeves

Committee: Janet Eger, Peter Kahnert, Jennifer Lambert, Marla Lehberg, Ana P. Lopes, Mary Osborne, and Patti Thorlakson. 

Presenting Sponsor:
Writers' Trust Gala Presenting Sponsor BMO Bank of Montreal


For questions about the Writers' Trust Gala, please contact: 
Kayla Calder, Coordinator of Special Events and Sponsorships or 416-504-8222 x243  

2016 Sponsors and Attending Writers

Presenting Sponsor
  • BMO
Authors Sponsor
  • Raymond James
First Edition Sponsors
  • Globe and Mail
  • Rogers
  • RBC
  • The Sprott Foundation
  • TD Bank
Hardcover Sponsors
  • Aird & Berlis
  •  Anonymous
  • CIBC
  •  George and Tami Cope
  • Davies
  • Diane Francis and John Beck
  •  Jocelyn Hidi
  • Latner Family Foundation  
  • Marla and David Lehberg 
  • National Bank 
  • Penguin Random House Canada
  • Don Tapscott and Ana P Lopes
Paperback Sponsors
  • Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
  • Chestnut Park Real Estate
  • Crowe Soberman LLP
  • Kari Cullen
  • Di Prata Family
  • Diamond Schmitt Architects
  • Janet Eger
  • Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
  • Allen Garson and Alanna Rondi
  • Alex Graham
  • Grant & Sadvari
  • The Grouse and Trout Club
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.
  • Humber College
  • iBooks Emerging Authors Table
  • Brian Imrie, Carol Sewell & Friends
  • Longview Asset Management
  • Hon. Margaret Norrie McCain
  • Bill & Sally Morris
  • Navigator
  • Nexus Investment Management
  • Simon & Schuster Canada
    2016 Attending Writers
  • Katherine Govier
  • Jacquie McNish
  • Alexandra Shimo
  • Rosemary Sullivan
  • Margaret Atwood
  • Graeme Gibson
  • Tim Falconer
  • Gary Barwin
  • Jennifer Robson
  • Cherie Dimaline
  • Zoe Whittall
  • Alexandra Risen
  • Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Barry Avrich
  • Robert Rotenberg
  • Sandra Martin
  • Diane Francis
  • Kamal Al-Solaylee
  • Linwood Barclay
  • Bill, Hon. Graham
  • Stephen Marche
  • David Bezmozgis Goldbloom
  • Pier Bryden
  • Max Eisen
  • Kerry Lee Powell
  • Lynne Kutsukake
  • Irfan Ali
  • Brendan Bowles
  • Mahak Jain
  • Rupi Kaur
  • Andrew MacDonald
  • J.R. McConvey
  • Chuqiao Yang
  • David Bezmozgis
  • Denise Donlon
  • Noah Richler
  • Adam Sol
  • Liz Howard
  • Ian Brown
  • Marni Jackson
  • Cordelia Strube
  • Camilla Gibb
  • Ron Tite
  • Alissa York
  • Ray Robertson
  • Miriam Toews
  • Don Tapscott
  • Michael Helm
  • Teva Harrison
  • Charlotte Gray
  • Alexandre Trudeau
  • George Elliott Clarke
  • Kirstine Stewart
  • John Stackhouse
  • Melanie Mah

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